Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Guitar Hero (PlayStation 2)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Guitar Hero simulates the thrill and the glory of rock 'n' roll. Choose from eight different characters, from classic rockers to metal heads, and build a career as a working rock musician.

The real kick is in the gameplay, which incorporates an included guitar-shaped controller. It allows you to "play along" with 30 awesome rock tunes by pressing fret buttons and working a responsive and durable strum bar. There's even a whammy bar for extreme action. The songs include selections from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boston, Audioslave and White Zombie.

Four difficulty levels test your skills and six venues will place you before increasingly larger audiences. You love rock music. You're a master at air guitar. Take the next step and walk a career's worth of miles in a rocker's shoes.


Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 There's a number of different characters to choose from
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Hmm, a three star review...
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Chords are worth more points than single notes
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Get ready for the next song!

Alternate Titles

  • "吉他英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Jita Yingxiong" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Works better as a "Family Karaoke" than a game... Indra is here (19677) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

The Next Level Dec 15, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Target Dec 22, 2005 9.8 out of 10 98
GamersMark Mar 27, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95 Apr 22, 2006 92 out of 100 92
IGN Nov 02, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Video Games Daily Mar 20, 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
PSX Extreme Dec 30, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Entertainment Depot, The Jun 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nov 01, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History Oct 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80


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1001 Video Games

Guitar Hero appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cancelled Xbox version

The Xbox version of Guitar Hero was being developed by Mad Catz, but they pulled out because of a lawsuit with Konami, meaning that the game was only released on PS2.


The knobs on the amplifiers as the game loads go up to 11, rather than 10. This is a reference to a scene in the film This Is Spinal Tap.


  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #7 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Best Party Game of the Year (PS2)
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Bill Cook (54) added Guitar Hero (PlayStation 2) on Nov 02, 2005